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    Painting brake calipers on S3

    So having seen some lovely pictures of red calipers from our Aussie friends on this forum and with this generating generating massive jealousy that we can't have them speced in the UK, I wondered if anyone knew any reputable company in the south of the UK that could paint them after I get my car? I don't want to do it myself as I wouldn't know where to start and my attention to detail is shocking so I'd likely arse it up anyway

    Any help?
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    Evidence here of how good they look!

    Post pics of your A3 8V in here
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    parts exist in ETKA, don't know how much they cost but maybe better than painting them ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowfree52 View Post
    parts exist in ETKA, don't know how much they cost but maybe better than painting them ?
    That's a good idea hadn't thought of that. Anyone know how much they are?
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    well just had a look and you're better off painting them

    around 450£ each side
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowfree52 View Post
    well just had a look and you're better off painting them

    around 450£ each side
    Ouch! Ok thanks, good to know
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    I've found these guys on the net Brake Caliper Painting Service from 99.00 @ Specialisttyres.co.uk anyone got any experience/thoughts? Looks like £200 and one days work

    Also found this close up. I reckon you just get the outer black bits painted and keep the S3 plate over the top?

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    Should be easy to do.............. not sure about the look though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeve View Post
    Should be easy to do.............. not sure about the look though.
    Use Hammerite smoothrite
    Not sure it'll look right?
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